Sunday, October 3, 2010

V/A- Written in Blood Vol.1 Redux: Classic, Unreleased, Unused and Out-of-Print Romantically Macabre Soundtrack Music (Left-Handed Label, 2010)

"Covering 5 decades of haunting soundtrack music with over 100 songs! 10 years in the making, this 5 disc set includes never before released music and classic themes ranging from Ennio Morricone to Johan Soderqvist."

Written In Blood was designed and compiled by good friend, musician and soundtrack fanatic, Nate Ashley. Nate's been working on completing this 5-disc magnum-opus anthology of rare and essential horror movie music for many, many years. Its drawn from vinyl, cd, cassette, VHS, DVD- and in recent years- rare mp3 soundtrack sources. His knowledge of the genre and commitment to perfection has yielded what I consider to be an instant-classic bootleg compilation, featuring eerie custom illustrations and designs all lovingly rendered by Mr. Ashley himself.

Written In Blood is a truly amazing effort & I am proud to announce that Ghostcapital will debuting all 5 volumes of this collection over the course of October- Starting right here & now, with Vol. 1.

V/A- Written in Blood *320 upgrades added all week @ Nate Ashley’s new blog

*You can also follow this link for more of Nate's great soundtrack compilation work available here at Ghostcapital.


øשlqæda said...

some great chit here. congrats on the selections & intestinal fortitude

Holly said...

This looks fantastic! Thanks muchly to you and Nate. Happy Octoberrrrr.....

Kostas from Greece said...

Many thanks...Excellent work...

Jamie Garner said...

outstanding! i'm a huge soundtrack fan, especially with crime/noir and horror/psychodrama scores.

really looking forward to all volumes!

Lum said...

This is brilliant. I've already listened a few times working late at night in an empty warehouse and creeping myself out. Dig the Acanthas stuff.

Lum said...

I just noticed the digital track list says Acanthas but it should be Acanthus. Is this from the "Frisson des Vampires" soundtrack? Does anyone have this?

øשlqæda said...

the acanthus 'le frisson des vampires' score has recently been re-ished by finders keepers out of the uk, but you can download 7 of the songs from here
the re-ish i believe has like 20 something tracks & best believe we been looking

rosel zech said...

Finders Keepers also put out Valerie & Her Week of Wonders in 2006. Dreamy soundtrack by Luboš Fišer with haunting artwork.

Anonymous said...

A lot of the music is good or even great, but not exactly scary or creepy, especially taken out of the context of the films themselves, so it's a fail, no offense. It would be cool to see the associated titles for reference, but I realize that is a bit much.I don't have a blog so it's anon. great blog regardless

Lum said...

I think you are missing the point. While this isn't really bad acid trip scary, it's more rooted in gothic horror and is more about atmosphere, nostalgia and the romance of death. As a Jean Rollin movie isn't really scary. I think the description "romantically macabre" is apt.

øשlqæda said...

anonymously hating on someone who 's created something original with their accumulated knowledge is spineless, you unappreciative taint. what the fuck have you ever contributed? pray tell so i can promptly declare what an epic failure 'it' & you are without bringing anything to the table other than my jaded opinion. bloody brilliant comp nate, lurking forward to further installments

Anonymous said...

ouch! I said no offense intended. I'm just getting into old horror films, but I'm only 16, so a lot of this I haven't had to privilege of seeing or hearing before. I liked it, but was expecting something different, pardon my ignorance. Take it easy, hope you aren't always this knee-jerky offended. Anyway, best regards to the blog. I'll keep my opinions to myself if I visit again

Anonymous said...


Where you blew it was saying "its a fail".
You didn't need to put it that way, it only offends and unnecessarily so.
You are well spoken for a 16 year old, take your punches, learn, and move on.

Anonymous said...

from a different Anon

This is the classiest, most amazing retro horror comp I've ever heard. It's got such a great thread of unique and tasteful atmosphere running through it. Thank you for making the world seem like a more magical place while it's on.

øשlqæda said...

this aint even my blog, but i am totally running this comment box! so anywu, hither thou goest dat AcanthUs rish, tanx to bredda feq. this is how we do it:

Holly said...

owl - you crack me up! and thank you :-)

satanarchy said...

great. any leads towards related film titles and places to see/grab them would be equally awesome.

danke sehr!

nicholab said...

Yes. I've been pondering that possibility myself...Will see what I can do about a guide/list to the films related to this collection....

vulture said...

I liked it! Ifound this post via 'godtoldmetodoit',
where I was told to say thanks, so here you go:

Ian said...

Thanks so much for all five of these. Simply amazing.

I know you said you intend to post a guide of films eventually, but I need to know: What film is Roubaix's Beach Burial from? The arrangement floored me.

Anonymous said...

Hey Ian, this is Nate, François de Roubaix was one of my favorite composers that I came across in compiling this series. That particular track I took from a film source because the complete soundtrack was never released. I believe they put out a French 45 of the main theme though. And the move is... Les lèvres rouges(Daughters Of Darkenss)! I made up the title of the track, not sure what they would have called it, but that's what was going on in the film during the song.

Anonymous said...

I ain't even looked at what this just sounds fabulous! Jumped from WFMU's Mining the Motherlode. What a great peice of work...I shall take my relishing time with this and no dougt re-live a few forgotten memories.
Thanks for all the hard work

zach bitterman said...

Can someone please re-up these!!!!!!!!!!!

zach bitterman said...

can someone re-up these please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

zach bitterman said...

can someone re-up these please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nate Ashley said...

Hey guys - It's back! Glad you all liked the comps. And thanks Nick for originally posting these!

Michael Dark (TR) said...

Extra Info from my own research:
01. "Plume Di Cristallo" by Ennio Morricone - "L'UCCELLO DALLE PIUME DI
Gallery Murders","Point of Terror"& "Deathproof" as well as I am sure others.

02. "Yellow Silk" by Manuel De Sica - "Sette Scialli Di Seta Gialla" (Seven Shawls Of
Yellow Silk)(Sergio Pastore, Italy, 1972) USA-The Crimes Of The Black Cat (1972)

03. Vienna Strangler by Alessandro Alessandroni - "Lo Strangolatore Di Vienna"
(Guido Zurli, Italy)(The Vienna Strangler (aka "The Mad Butcher)(1971)

04. "Investigation Starts" By Piero Piccioni - "7 Hyden Park La Casa Maledetta" =
"7 Murders For Scotland Yard" (Alberto De Martino, Italy 1985)

05. "To The Cellar" by Christopher Komeda - (Chasing Shagal) "Rosemary's Baby" (Roman Polanski 1968)

06. "Ten Et Medor" By Alain Goraguer - La Planète Sauvage (Fantastic Planet)
René Laloux, France 1973

07. "Alfred Behind Sledge" by Christopher Komeda - "Dance Of The Vampires"
The Fearless Vampire Killers - Roman Polanski, UK, 1967

08. "The Door Opens" by Ken Wannberg, Rick Wilkent & Howard Blake - The Changling
Peter Medak, USA, 1980

09. "Mad Puppet" by Goblin - "Profuondo Rosso" (Mad Puppet)
Dario Argento, Italy 1975

10. "Ville D. Amiens" by Pierre Raph - "La Rose De Fer" (The Iron Rose)
Jean Rollins, France 1973

11. "Magic And Ecstacy" by Ennio Morricone - "Exorcist II: The Heretic"
John Boorman, USA 1977

12. Veni Sancte Spiritus (8:11) Ennio Morricone - "Il Sorriso Del Grande Tentatore"
(The Devil Is A Woman) - Damiano Damiani, Italy 1974

13. Exorcist Trailer (1:10) Lalo Schifrin - The Exorcist
William Friedkin, USA 1973

14. Beach Burial (1:11) Francois De Roubaix - "Les Lèvres Rouges" (Daughters Of
Darkenss) Harry Kümel, France 1971

15. We Don't Care (5:20) Hubler, Schwab - "Vampiros Lesbos" (Vampyros Lesbos)
Jesús Franco, Spain 1971

16. Conseil Des Draags (0:56) Alain Goraguer - La Planète Sauvage (Fantastic Planet)
René Laloux, France 1973

17. From A Thousand Screams (1:55) Ennio Morricone ("Da Mille Echih Un Grido")
The Chosen (aka Holocaust 2000) Alberto De Martino, Italy 1977

18. Angoisse Temporelle (1:24) Acanthus - "Le Frisson Des Vampires" (Strange Things
Happen At Night) Jean Rollin France, 1971

19. Dies Irae Psichedelico (2:28) Ennio Morricone (Version Lunga)(Feat.Bruno Nicolai)
"Escalation" Roberto Faenza, London 1968

20. Work Of Death (1:03) Lubos Fiser - "Valerie A Týden Divů" (Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders) Jaromil Jireš, Czech 1970

21. Paccagio (2:32) Ennio Morricone ???

22. Con Serena Gioia (1:26) Ennio Morricone - "Il Sorriso Del Grande Tentatore"
(The Devil Is A Woman) - Damiano Damiani, Italy 1974

23. It Means Love (2:26) Piero Piccioni - "La Casa De Las Muertas Vivientes "An Empty Coffin" - Alfonso Balcázar, Italy 1972

24. Rosmary's Baby (2:32) Christopher Komeda - "Rosemary's Baby" (Roman Polanski 1968)